Definition of Death row

1. Noun. The cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution.

Exact synonyms: Death House
Generic synonyms: Cellblock, Ward

Definition of Death row

1. Noun. the section of a prison which houses those inmates who are sentenced to death ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Row

death instinct
death knell
death knells
death march
death mask
death masks
death metal
death panel
death panels
death penalty
death phase
death rate
death rattle
death ray
death rays
death row (current term)
death seat
death sentence
death sentences
death spiral
death squad
death squads
death star
death stick
death sticks
death tax
death taxes
death throe
death throes
death toll

Literary usage of Death row

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Prisons by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization (1993)
"8 death row Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty under all circumstances, ... Death-row prisoners are often held in isolation and under exceptional ..."

2. Prison Conditions in Egypt by Middle East Watch (Organization, Middle East Watch (Organization) (1993)
"9 DEATH Row CONDITIONS "My family can visit only once a month for thirty minutes." — Woman on death row in ..."

3. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"As of October 1993, there were 2785 prisoners on death row. The three states with the largest death row populations accounted for 1071 inmates, ..."

4. Prison Conditions in Japan by Joanna Weschler (1995)
"According to lawyers representing prisoners on death row and to relatives of condemned inmates, death row inmates live in solitary cells, ..."

5. Confessions at Any Cost: police torture in Russia by Diederik Lohman (1999)
"Meanwhile, Mikhailov continues to be held on death row at the Arkhangelsk pretrial ... As a death-row prisoner, Mikhailov does not have the right to receive ..."

6. Human Rights Watch World Report 2005: The Events of 2004 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization (2005)
"Over 3400 men and women were on death row at the end of the year, ... Five death row inmates were exonerated in 2004, bringing to 117 the number of men ..."

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